One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a summary of the team's findings was released in August’
synopsis, precis, résumé, abstract, abridgement, digest, compendium, condensation, encapsulation, abbreviated version
outline, sketch, rundown, review, summing-up, survey, overview, run-through, notes, recapitulation, recap
North American wrap-up
rare epitome, conspectus, summa
1‘a summary financial statement’
abridged, abbreviated, shortened, condensed, concise, succinct, thumbnail, compact, terse, short, compressed, cursory, compendious, synoptic
brief, crisp, pithy, to the point
lengthy, in full
2‘many collaborators faced summary execution’
immediate, instant, instantaneous, on-the-spot, direct, forthwith, prompt
speedy, swift, rapid, expeditious, without delay, without hesitation, sudden, hasty, abrupt
arbitrary, without formality, without notice, without warning, peremptory, without discussion
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